Georgia

Spike Lee arrives at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Los Angeles.
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June 07, 2019 - 10:33 am
By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to leave Georgia over a law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon detection of a fetal heartbeat. Most studios that have commented have said they're waiting to see if...
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Atlanta skyline
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June 05, 2019 - 10:14 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The network behind a show that's become synonymous with Georgia says it will "reevaluate" its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect. "The Walking Dead" is an economic powerhouse and brings streams of tourists to the Georgia towns where it has been filmed. A...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks to the members of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City.
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May 30, 2019 - 8:58 am
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them. The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and...
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Ted Sarandos says the streaming giant will rethink their investment in Georgia if the state’s recently passed abortion law goes into effect.Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File
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May 28, 2019 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Though major studios have so far remained quiet on Georgia's recently passed abortion law , Netflix on Tuesday said it will contest the legislation and "rethink our entire investment" in the state, should the law going into effect. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in...
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In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019, file photo, Beck Gerritson, president of Eagle Forum of Alabama, speaks at an anti-abortion rally outside the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.
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May 24, 2019 - 8:09 am
By David Crary, AP National Writer Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it's divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against...
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards
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May 17, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused. Now, daughter Samantha is married and working...
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs the anti-abortion legislation Tuesday at the state Capitol in Atlanta.
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May 07, 2019 - 7:33 pm
By Alanne Orjoux, Jessica Ravitz and Jason Hanna, CNN (CNN) - - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed a bill that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected -- a law that the American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge in court. Currently in Georgia, women are allowed to...
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Robert Scott looks through a family Bible that he pulled out of the rubble Sunday, April 14, 2019, from his Seely Drive home outside of Hamilton, Miss., after an apparent tornado touched down Saturday night.
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April 14, 2019 - 5:58 pm
UPDATED: 11:57 p.m. (AP) — Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in...
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February 01, 2019 - 10:06 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Limousine companies are blaming the state of Georgia for leaving them 300 to 400 vehicles short of what's needed to transport NFL owners, corporate clients and Very Important People this Super Bowl weekend. Amy Patterson, vice president of operations and logistics with Atlanta's...
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R. Kelly
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January 08, 2019 - 5:36 pm
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer's manager threatened him. Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the...
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